Customs officers remanded until Oct. 30


Three customs officers arrested by the Bribery Commission yesterday while accepting a bribe of Rs. 125 million have been remanded until October 30 by the Colombo Magistrate Courts.

This is the largest ever recorded bribe nabbed by the Commission to Investigate Allegation of Bribery or Corruption.

It has been reported that the customs officers in question had informed a foreign company that a post audit had found that a payment of Rs 1,500 million was required for the release of a consignment of spare parts, to be used by the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB).